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The Captain's Table - A Bella Wallis Mystery

Brian Thompson

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London, 1875. At Lady Cornford's famous soiree (sugared almonds and tittle-tattle) everyone is gossiping about Henry Ellis Margam's latest hit, The Widow's Secret. Only a few people know that one of Lady C's guests, the enigmatic Bella Wallis, is in fact the bestselling novelist. Bella punishes evil-doers by exposing them as thinly-disguised characters in the books she writes under her male pseudonym. Armed with her pen, the handsome Miss Wallis surrounds herself with useful men: the dashing Philip Westland, possibly a government spy; Captain Quigley, Bella's fixer, and his shady assistant, Murch, who can always crack a bone or two when someone needs persuading. Westland comes to Bella with a problem: his best friend Kennett is smitten by the heiress Miss Mary Skillane. But Mary's father, Sir William is 'an old fraud with a beautiful daughter' and she has been promised to Robert Judd, a vulgar treasure seeker. Mary is due to inherit the Skillane pearls, currently residing in a red lacquer box in a Cornish bank vault. But the pearls it seems were ill-gotten, and as Bella and her band uncover more of the strange business, a new Henry Ellis Margam novel looks set to be written, if Bella can first side-step her own affairs of the heart, and evade a brutal threat to her life...

Language:

English

Narrators:

Margaret Holt

Length:

6h 48m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

33:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:29